Design of Compact Pre-Pregger Machine for In House Production of Pre-Preg Material

M.A. A. Rahman*, N. R. Mohamad, Z. Mustafa, S. Ismail, A. A. Abdul Rahman, S. Abdullah, E. Mohamad, M. H. Nordin, M. R. Salleh

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Abstract

The main idea of this project is to conceptually design and simulate a lab-scale pre-pregger machine for in house production of pre-preg material. The aim is to decrease the size of the existing machine and reduce the cost to fabricate it. The concept design of the machine focuses on four major components: drum, resin bath, guider and fiber spindle. The pre-pregger machine is designed with an adaptable drum parameter which can be installed and removed easily from the drum holder. In this project, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) was used to control the pre-pregger machine. The CXONE OMRON PLC was chosen to design the ladder diagram of the controller. In order to simulate and test the correctness of the controller, a simple electrical setup has been made. The setup consists of three motors, few sensors and push button. The simulated setup proved that the proposed conceptual design of the pre-pregger machine is workable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-450
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Volume12
Issue number1 Special Issue 2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are pleased to acknowledge the financial and administrative support from the Minister of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka under the research grant project FRGS/2/2014/TK04/FKP/03/F00241. The authors would also like to thank all the members who contributed and provided feedback on the project.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • CAD
  • Control strategies
  • Design
  • PLC
  • Pre-pregger machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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